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Simon Pegg

Highest Rated:   94% Star Trek (2009)
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Birthplace:   Gloucester, England, UK
Perhaps the busiest television actor on either side of the pond, British standup comedian-turned-actor Simon Pegg has become a ubiquitous presence to U.K. television viewers since making his debut in the popular 1995 comedy series Six Pairs of Pants. With his role as the writer and hapless title character in the British "zom-rom-com" (zombie romantic comedy) Shaun of the Dead, Pegg's popularity set sail for U.S. shores as well. A Glouchester native who completed his education at Bristol University before segueing into film and television, Pegg showed considerable promise as an actor in his early television appearances. It was during the production of Six Pairs of Pants that Pegg made the acquaintance of future collaborators Jessica Stevenson and Edgar Wright, and in the years that followed, the trio would find notable small-screen success in such efforts as Asylum and Spaced -- with the latter finding an especially strong following on U.K. television. Additional roles in Saturday Live, the outlandish Big Train, and as the lead in Hippies also served to boost Pegg's profile, and in 2001 he joined an impressive cast for a small role in Tom Hanks' acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers. Though the majority of Pegg's exposure had been limited to the small screen at the dawn of the new millennium (save for brief appearances in such features as The Parole Officer and 24 Hour Party People), the prolific television comic made a successful leap to the big screen as the writer and eponymous character in 2004's Shaun of the Dead. Cast as a put-upon electronics-store employee who attempts to rescue his friend (played by Pegg real-life best friend and Spaced co-star Nick Frost), mother, and ex-girlfriend as the zombie apocalypse rages around them, Pegg drew big laughs with Shaun, and it wasn't long before the film was scheduled for stateside release. A film championed by the likes of even zombie-genre inventor George A. Romero for its witty writing and cleverly constructed chills, Shaun of the Dead found considerable success when released into stateside theaters in September 2004 (it would come as no surprise to fans of the film that it won the award for Best Screenplay at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards). Back on the BBC, Pegg joined I'm Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan in the bizarre genetically modified talking-animals comedy I Am Not an Animal before joining Shaun mate Peter Serafinowicz for a few episodes of Look Around You and making an appearance in the 2005 series of his favorite childhood television program, Doctor Who. A brief cameo in Romero's eagerly anticipated Land of the Dead quickly followed, and after lending his voice to the scatological computer-animated comedy Free Jimmy, Pegg would "go-Hollywood" in a very big way by joining the Tom Cruise team in Alias director J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III.Though Pegg went on to play a substantial role in director Jean-Baptiste Andrea's Big Nothing shortly thereafter, the film was released straight to DVD in the U.S., and it wasn't until the release of Hot Fuzz that American audiences would once again get a good look at Pegg and pal Frost as they re-teamed with director Wright to parody the action-packed police thrillers that fueled their imaginations as impressionable young children. Pegg would go on to enjoy sustained success in the comedy world, appearing in movies like Run, Fatboy, Run, and Paul. He would also cement himself into a hugely popular franchise, taking on the role of Scotty in the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Ready Player One
  • Orgen Morrow
2018
19% Absolutely Anything
  • Neil Clarke
$0.7M 2017
84% Star Trek Beyond
  • Scotty
  • Screenwriter
$158.9M 2016
15% Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Buck
$64.1M 2016
No Score Yet 50 Years of Star Trek
  • Actor
2016
93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
  • Unkar Plutt
$936.7M 2015
81% Man Up
  • Actor
$0.9M 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
  • Benji
$155M 2015
No Score Yet Robots
  • RoboThespian
2015
14% Kill Me Three Times
  • Charlie Wolfe
2015
75% The Boxtrolls
  • Herbert Trubshaw
$52.1M 2014
37% Hector And The Search For Happiness
  • Hector
2014
33% A Fantastic Fear of Everything
  • Jack
  • Executive Producer
2014
89% The World's End
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Gary King
$33.5M 2013
86% Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Scotty
$228.8M 2013
No Score Yet The Cornetto Trilogy
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet La Sorciere Dans Les Airs
  • Actor
2013
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Buck
$161.4M 2012
93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
  • Benji Dunn
$209.4M 2011
75% The Adventures of Tintin
  • Thompson
$75.3M 2011
32% Burke and Hare
  • William Burke
$947 2011
71% Paul
  • Screenwriter
  • Graeme Willy
$37.4M 2011
No Score Yet Scrat's Continental Crack-Up
  • Actor
2010
50% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Reepicheep
$104.4M 2010
45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3)
  • Buck
$124.7M 2009
94% Star Trek
  • Scotty
$257.8M 2009
No Score Yet Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special
  • Actor
2009
37% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
  • Sidney Young
$2.5M 2008
No Score Yet Fantastic Flesh
  • Actor
2008
31% The Good Night
  • Paul
2007
62% Diary of the Dead
  • Actor
$0.7M 2007
47% Run Fatboy Run
  • Dennis Doyle
  • Screenwriter
$6M 2007
No Score Yet Big Nothing
  • Gus
2007
91% Hot Fuzz
  • Screenwriter
  • Sgt. Nicholas Angel
$23.7M 2007
70% Mission: Impossible III
  • Benji Dunn
$133.4M 2006
10% Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)
  • Screenwriter
2006
83% The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
  • Peter Cow
2005
No Score Yet Spider-Plant Man
  • Actor
2005
92% Shaun of the Dead
  • Shaun
  • Screenwriter
$13.5M 2004
40% The Reckoning
  • Gaoler
2004
86% 24 Hour Party People
  • Journalist
$1.1M 2002
No Score Yet Guest House Paradiso
  • Nice
2001
No Score Yet Tube Tales
  • Clerk
1999
No Score Yet Steve Coogan: The Man Who Thinks He's It
  • Actor
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% The Grand Tour
2016
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
66% Mob City
2013
  • Hecky Nash
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2011
  • 2007
89% Doctor Who
2006
  • Editor
  • 2006
No Score Yet Band of Brothers
2001
  • William S. Evans
  • 2001
No Score Yet Doctor Who Confidential
2005
  • Host

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